Profile - Dan de Wet

Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
The name De Wet is synonymous, in South Africa, with good wine and top racehorses. Dan de Wet has done the family name proud by breeding some of the top names in South African racing and, perhaps, the most famous name of them all, Pocket Power. Dan is genuinely humble about his achievements as a breeder.
Not to be outdone he is now optimistic about the future prospects of the really promising filly Hammie's Hooker who looks to be on the road to glory. Dan is quick to sing the praises of trainer Mike Bass and his team and also to owner Marsh Shirtliff who has done his homework and looked for the gems from Zandvliet. Dan is a progressive breeder but, at the same time, does not interfere with the way nature intended things to be. Right now Zandvliet's hopes lie with Hammie's Hooker but racegoers may be assured that many more 'plums' will be coming from  Zandvliet.

What is your name and age?  Dan and I’m 59 years old.

What is your star sign and birthdate? 27 August 1953, which makes me a Virgo.

Where were you born? Montagu Hospital in the Cape.

Where do you live? My wife, Kosie, and I live on our family estate, Zandvliet, near the town of Ashton in the Cape.

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Dan de Wet
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